Those who lost elections in Akwa Ibom State have flooded Governorship, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Uyo with petitions.
The tribunal secretary in the state, Sidiq Abubakar, who disclosed this in a document made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Uyo, said as at April 1, that no fewer than 34 petitions have been received by the tribunal.
The petitions according to Abubakar, included those of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Nsima Ekere against Governor Udom Emmanuel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), APC senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio against Christopher Ekpenyong of the PDP.
He also revealed that Bassey Etim of APC filed another petition against Senator Bassey Akpan of the PDP from Akwa Ibom North East.
Abubakar said eight petitions came from the House of Representatives and 23 petitions from the State House of Assembly elections out of the 26 House of Assembly seats.
He said, “We have received 34 petitions, including that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Nsima Ekere, two petitions from the Senate, eight from the House of Representatives.
“Others are 23 petitions from the State House of Assembly elections.”
Meanwhile, the tribunal also received one petition filed by the PDP House of Assembly candidate, Gerald Umoh against Nse Ntuen of APC from Essien Udim state constituency.
There is no fixed date yet for the tribunal to begin sitting on the matters.